10 May 2010

Visual Journey: Stanley

My wife and I visited Stanley last Sunday, which is a small town in Tasmania, two and a halhours away from Launceston. It is famous for the Nut, a rock plug that for an extinct volcano. Tasmania has one like in the mainland, only smaller and surrounded by sea not the desert, hah...


The Nut, Stanley

We had some surprises with the weather because when we head out from Launceston, the weather was fine, but it soon changed as we are getting near to Stanley. The rain poured heavily but there were occasionally glimpses of clear skies and the sun. However, they did not last very long, before we knew it, the dark clouds reappeared and it rained heavily again.

My film rangefinder camera was equipped with a colour film, Fuji Pro 400H, hoping to capture Stanley in colour with fluffy clouds, like when I was in Wetlands. Obviously this wasn't the case. So I learnt the lesson to check the weather before hand and to equip my camera with the film when I reach there. This is because on cloudy days, black and white photos look better than colour as they can be rather dull.

Our first stop, the toilet of course... after two and a half hours...



Sorry, I can't show you how the ladies toilet look like, but you have an idea right? Pretty neat toilet if you ask me, with the clever use of daylight to save electricity and very spacious...







When we reach there, it drizzled and the sky, well cloudy and grey...no sun at all. I took some shots just in case, after all it took me two and a half hour to reach here. So we decided to have some lunch in the local town cafe. Initially we wanted to dine in a restaurant but it was Mother's Day, so it was fully booked for lunch. When I say the town is small I really mean it. The other place we could find food was a homely cafe just opposite, that's pretty much it... The cafe was very cozy and the menu is down to earth, very much homemade like. We both had scallop pies with salad and as expected, it was good, but it will cost you, AUD $ 13.50... Ouch...



As we had lunch, the skies cleared up, so we headed to the beach...













After we had enough goofing around at the beach, we head to the Nut, or rather up the Nut. You can either hike up ( it is pretty steep though) or simply take the chairlift up, Being us, we took the chairlift, only AUD $10, pretty cheap compared to the chairlift at the Gorge, Launceston. The scenery was good, but not breathtaking, if you know what I mean.

















Breathtaking or not... you be the judge, but worth to just come and see it for yourself if you ask me. On the Nut, the walk will take you approximately 45 minutes, worth a stroll around on the Nut.











Hope, you readers enjoy my journey to the Nut, that all for now...

3 comments:

Eileen.Ho said...

AHAH OMG =D
i see a picture of Jambans =D

S.C. Boey said...

Sin Jambon Ho Pang Sai... lol

S.C. Boey said...

They are urinals though...

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